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Old 11-27-2007, 10:29 PM   #1
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ok i found a (CORRECTION: Everest says its a 111Gb) Western Digital Hard Drive sitting around so i put it in my Comp.. The "New Hardware Found" popup came up like normal... but when i click My Computer its not there... I went to the WD site and saw about installing a driver but they dont have any for download... then i went to Windows Update (i figured the driver HAS to be there) Nothing.. Comp is 100% updated on everything... is there something else im supposed to do?

BTW i know its connected because Everest Ultimate Sees it
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:33 PM   #2
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you have to format it, got to
Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Managment>Disk Managment

you should see your HDD with a bunch of "unallocated" space, right click and format it using the wizard it comes up with
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:37 PM   #3
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Do i want Primary or Extended?


i knew there was something else i had to do... thx
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Thx i got it workin...

How do i make my larger drive (the one i just put in) my default drive??..
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Install Windows on it.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:59 PM   #6
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oh that sucks, i dont have the CD...
but when i install it will it ask me what drive i wanna do it on?
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:19 AM   #7
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Yes, you choose the destination partition.
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yeah i have a data partition, its a hassle having to change the directory everytime you want to install something, but it keeps my data safe when i have to re install windows
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I'm sooooooooo happy for you, and the relevence of it to this thread is???

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im confused, what do you mean? he wants to install stuff on another drive, im telling him how to do it and my experience from it, you learn from experience
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